This thing call life is one interesting journey that has led me to this moment. At some point in your life, you get tired of saying “I should” all the time.
I should exercise more.
I should save more money.
I should make more time for myself.
I should move to Italy.
Wait…that last one was my “should.” But before I tell you that story, let me introduce myself.
I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area, so you’re guaranteed to hear the word hella more than a few times, so please don’t be alarmed. I’m a wellness healer, author, reiki and meditation practitioner, a lover of all things travel-related, and I guide women of color on their transformational journey from a life that they are ready to ditch for one they truly desire. Wow, that was a mouthful!
I’m also the founder of Rogue Experiences, a travel concierge that curates intimate travel experiences that are a mix of relaxation, culture, wellness, and fun with like-minded women of color. And more recently, I’m the host of the Hella Well With Danielle podcast (see there’s that word again).
I’d love to say I’ve always been a free spirit woman, but that would be a bald-faced lie. From the outside looking in, I appeared to be your everyday average strong Black woman doing her thing.
Looking back now, I realize how stifled my entire life felt. I felt like a caged bird and desperately wanted to break free. So, I did. I quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to Italy, and lived there for two years.
Those two years in Italy changed me for the better and for the good, but it also broke my spirit when I couldn’t financially afford to stay. I came home and immediately returned back to the corporate hamster wheel working as an event manager in the tech space in Silicon Valley. After seven years those feelings of being trapped and uninspired began to return. I took a misery-inducing job that was fancy and lucrative, but going there every day made me physically sick. Work had become my life and I had the capped out stash of vacation days because I was too busy to use them.
My heart was telling me there had to be more to life than the over-worked, unfulfilled days I was living, and it was truly time to live life on my own terms. So, I went rogue again and I quit!
Over the years I went to therapy, read tons of personal development books, tried many different types of healing modalities, and even met with a shaman or two. However, I still felt I woke up one-day questioning who built this life because it’s not one that I wanted.
Through a series of travel experiences and some major shifts in my life, I finally felt whole, happy, and free.
If you’re a woman that is tired of ignoring that feeling in your gut, nudging you to burst through the monotony of your life, we should talk. If you’re ready to stop it with the “shoulds” and actually start living life on your own terms, I want to hear from you. Let’s connect so I can help you not only take a much-needed vacation but take the exhilarating feeling of being on a vacay into your everyday life. Let’s go rogue, together.